The unlikely benefits of stinging nettle
From textiles to hay fever treatments
If you've ever been stung by a stinging nettle, perhaps while taking a morning stroll through the woods, you'll know it hurts. It's not exactly agony, but you feel it nonetheless. With needles and stems that essentially act as hypodermic needles full of histamine, it is hard to imagine stinging nettles as anything other than a nuisance. It is thought, however, that stinging nettles have certain properties that make them useful in a number of different contexts.
Curious? Check out this gallery to learn about the unlikely benefits of stinging nettle.
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